Seafarers can have their card either onboard or in the local manning office.
If Onboard – approach the captain and express your intention to use/subscribe to Shipmoney. If buffer cards are available onboard, the captain will issue a card. Crew should follow the below procedures, upon receipt of the card:
a. Photocopy the paper to which the card is attached to. Make sure the CID number is
b. Crew should indicate the PCN, name, and signature on the photocopy.
c. Signed photocopy should be handed back to the Master (Master must send this across to the payroll team responsible for activation)
Upon receipt of the scanned document, V-Group will link the card to the seafarer’s account
before he can use the card.
If NOT Onboard – approach your respective mobilization team. They will direct you on
how and where to get the card.